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Region III 8-hour Ozone Designations Docket Materials Index, 1999 - 2004 (Correspondence, Guidance, Data)

The following is a list of materials pertaining to Region III's 8-Hour Ozone Designation decision, which was finalized on April 15, 2004. This decision establishes which areas in the Mid-Atlantic region are meeting the 8-hour ozone standard (attainment) and which areas are not (nonattainment). Nonattainment areas will be required to conduct air quality planning, including the adoption of emission controls to reduce ozone precursors. This decision will be effective on June 15, 2004. The Federal Register notice publishing this action is expected on April 30, 2004.

List of materials pertaining to Region III's 8-Hour Ozone Designation decision
Date Description Type
July 16, 1999 Submittal of Virginia Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter (Enclosures)
July 22, 1999 Submittal of West Virginia Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter
July 23, 1999 Submittal of Delaware Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter (Enclosure)
August 3, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of Virginia's July 16, 1999 submittal Letter
August 9, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of West Virginia's July 22, 1999 submittal Letter
August 10, 1999 Submittal of Maryland Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter (Enclosure)
August 11, 1999 Submittal of Pennsylvania Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter (Enclosures)
August 12, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of Delaware's July 23, 1999 submittal Letter
August 19, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of DC's submittal received June 29, 1999 Letter
August 23, 1999 "Thank you" response from Virginia Letter
September 1, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of Maryland's August 10, 1999 submittal Letter
September 1, 1999 EPA acknowledgment of Pennsylvania's August 11, 1999 submittal Letter
November 30, 1999 Submittal of Virginia requesting deferral of designation Letter
December 17, 1999 Submittal of Maryland's commitments to 1-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Letter
December 22, 1999 Submittal of Virginia's commitments to 1-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Letter
December 28, 1999 Submittal of Maryland's commitments to 1-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Letter
December 30, 1999 Submittal of Delaware's commitments to 1-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Letter
January 6, 2000 Submittal of DC's commitments to 1-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Letter
January 13, 2000 EPA response to Virginia's November 30, 1999 request Letter
January 25, 2000 EPA invitation to Virginia for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2000 EPA invitation to West Virginia for comments and meeting on designations Letter
March 28, 2000 EPA memorandum to Regions for 8 hour designations Memo
March 28, 2000 EPA memorandum: Boundary Guidance on Air Quality Designations for the 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards Memo (Attachment)
March 28, 2000 8-Hour Designations (from John Seitz, EPA-Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to Air Directions, EPA Regions I - X) Memo
March 28, 2000 Boundary Guidance on Air Quality Designations for the 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS or Standard (from John John Seitz, EPA-Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to Air Directions, EPA Regions I - X) Memo
April 12, 2000 EPA response to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission designations Letter
May 30, 2000 Virginia's position on area designations to Region III Letter
June 8, 2000 Virginia's advanced notice of delay of designation submittal to Region III Letter
June 29, 2000 Submittal of Virginia on Ozone Area Designations Letter
June 29, 2000 Submittal of West Virginia on Ozone Area Designations Letter (Enclosures)
June 30, 2000 Pennsylvania's notice of proposed 8-hour designations Letter
June 30, 2000 Submittal of Virginia on Ozone Area Designations Letter (Enclosures)
July 13, 2000 Submittal of District of Columbia's confirmation of 8 hour designation Letter
July 14, 2000 Submittal of Delaware Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
July 19, 2000 EPA acknowledgment of DC's previous June 29, 1999 and July 13, 2000 designation Letter
July 19, 2000 EPA request to Delaware for ozone recommendations Letter
July 19, 2000 EPA request to Maryland for ozone recommendations Letter
July 19, 2000 Fax forwarded from Pennsylvania, regarding progress of designations Fax/Note
July 19, 2000 EPA request to Pennsylvania for ozone recommendations Letter
July 19, 2000 EPA acknowledgment of Virginia's June 29th and 30th, 2000 submittals Letter
July 19, 2000 EPA acknowledgment of West Virginia's June 29, 2000 submittals Letter
July 25, 2000 Submittal of Maryland Ozone Area Recommendations Letter (Enclosure)
July 31, 2000 Submittal of Ohio's concerns about designations to EPA Letter
July 31, 2000 Submittal of Ohio on Ozone Area Designations Letter (Enclosure)
August 3, 2000 EPA acknowledgment of Delaware's July 14, 2000 recommendations Letter
August 9, 2000 Pennsylvania letter to Region III regarding proposal of designation areas Letter
August 11, 2000 EPA acknowledgment of Maryland's July 25, 2000 recommendations Letter
December 13, 2000 Submittal of comments from U.S. Department of the Interior regarding Virginia's ozone area designations to Region III Letter (Enclosures)
December 13, 2000 Submittal of comments from American Lung Association of Virginia regarding ozone area designations to Region III Letter
December 26, 2000 Submittal of Pennsylvania Ozone Area Recommendations Letter (Enclosures)
January 19, 2001 Compilation of States' Recommendations and Initial Regional Office Responses on Areas That Are Not Attaining the 8-Hour Ground Level Ozone NAAQS (attachment) Memo
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to District of Columbia for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Delaware for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Maryland for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Pennsylvania for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Philadelphia Air Management Services for comments and meeting on designations Letter
January 25, 2001 EPA invitation to Allegheny County Health Department for comments and meeting on designations Letter
February 23, 2001 Request to Region III from Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County (West Virginia) for information regarding Region III's designations analysis Letter
February 23, 2001 Request to West Virginia from Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County (West Virginia) for information regarding Region III's designations analysis Letter
March 1, 2001 West Virginia's response to Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County's (West Virginia) February 23, 2001 request for information Letter
March 28, 2001 Region III's response to Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County's (West Virginia) February 23, 2001 request for information Letter (Enclosures)
April 3, 2001 Region III's response to Virginia's March 2, 2001 comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
June 26, 2001 Submittal of Allegheny County Energy Supply's comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter (Enclosure)
July 26, 2001 Region III's response to Allegheny County Energy Supply's June 26, 2001 comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
January 18, 2002 Submittal of Virginia's Manufacturers Association's comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
February 8, 2002 Submittal of American Forest & Paper Association's comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter (Enclosures)
February 8, 2002 Submittal of David M. Flannery, Counsel for the Midwest Ozone Group's comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter (Enclosure)
April 23, 2002 Shenandoah National Park forwarding of Virginia Advisory Board emails; separate news articles to Region III Fax
June 19, 2002 Frederick County (VA) comments on EPA designations to Congressman Frank R. Wolf Letter
July 11, 2002 Senator George Allen request to address Frederick County (VA) comments on EPA designations Letter (Enclosure)
August 1, 2002 Region III's response to Congressman Frank R. Wolf regarding Frederick County (VA) designations status Letter
August 1, 2002 Region III's response to Senator George Allen regarding Frederick County (VA) designations status Letter
August 15, 2002 Consistency and Transparency in Determination of EPA's Anticipated Ozone Designations, Report No. 2002-S-00016 Report
September 4, 2002 Region III response to American Forest & Paper Association's February 8, 2002 comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
September 5, 2002 Region III response to Virginia's Manufacturers Association's January 18, 2002 comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
September 5, 2002 Region III response to David M. Flannery, Counsel for the Midwest Ozone Group's February 8, 2002 comments on Region III's designations analysis Letter
November 14, 2002 Schedule for 8-Hour Ozone Designations and its Effect on Early Action Compacts (from Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA Assistant Administrator, to Regional Administrators, EPA Regions I - X) Memo
December 23, 2002 Region III request to Pennsylvania for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
December 23, 2002 Region III request to Delaware for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
December 23, 2002 Region III request to Maryland for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
December 23, 2002 Region III request to District of Columbia for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
December 23, 2002 Region III request to West Virginia for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
December 23, 2002 Region III request to Virginia for final recommendations of ozone area designations Letter
February 13, 2003 Request from Joan Rohlfs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, to Judith Katz, EPA Region III for a copy of the preliminary analysis for 8 hour ozone designations Email
February 26, 2003 Request from Mark Barker, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, to Judith Katz, EPA Region III for copy of spreadsheet on 8 hour ozone designations Email
February 27, 2003 Extension for States and Tribes to Submit Air Quality Designation Recommendations for the 8-Hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (from Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA Assistant Administrator, to Regional Administrators, EPA Regions I - X) Memo
February 27, 2003 EPA Memorandum from Jeffrey R. Holmstead to Regional Administrators; Attachment to March 6, 2003 letters Memo
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to DE re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to Philadelphia Air Management Services re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to VA re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to WV re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to PA re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to DE re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to Allegheny County (PA) re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 6, 2003 EPA Region III letter to District of Columbia re: Ozone Air Quality Data and Nonattainment deadlines (1 attachment) Letter
March 12, 2003 EPA Region III response to Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League's February 3, 2003 letter Letter
March 26, 2003 Request from Eric Brown, Trinity Consultants, to Judith Katz, EPA Region III for slides and other information on Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, WV and 8-hour ozone designations. Email
March 31, 2003 Request from Kyle Conboy, GIS Coordinator/Planner (King George, VA) to Judith Katz, EPA Region III for MS Excel spreadsheet Email
April 7, 2003 Request from Larry Simmons, Energy & Environmental Management, Inc. to Judith Katz, EPA Region III for MIRA spreadsheet re: 8-hour ozone designations Email
April 18, 2003 Agenda for the Virginia Transit Association Conference May 29-30, 2003, Richmond, VA Fax
April 28, 2003 Request from Kim Browh Poland, Robinson & McElwee, PLLC to Al Cimorelli, EPA Region III re: copy of MIRA analysis for ozone designations Email
June 11, 2003 February 12, 2003 and May 20, 2003 Meeting Summary of the Maryland Attainment Plan Task Force Letter
June 17, 2003 Thank you note re: Virginia Transit Association Conference, May 29-30, 2003 Letter
June 24, 2003 Submittal of New Jersey Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region II Letter
July 9, 2003 Submittal of Virginia Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
July 14, 2003 Submittal of Kentucky Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region IV Letter
July 14, 2003 Submittal of West Virginia Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
July 14, 2003 Submittal of Delaware Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
July 14, 2003 Letter from West Virginia Manufacturers Association to EPA Region III Letter
July 15, 2003 Submittal of Ohio Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region V Letter
July 15, 2003 Submittal of New York Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region II Letter
July 15, 2003 Submittal of Maryland Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
July 15, 2003 Submittal of District of Columbia Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
July 15, 2003 Letter from National Park Service to Virginia Department of Environmental Quality re: Shenandoah National Park Letter
July 18, 2003 Submittal of Tennessee Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region IV Letter
July 24, 2003 Letter from National Park Service to EPA Region III re: Shenandoah National Park Letter
August 1, 2003 EPA acknowledgment of WV July 14, 2003 submittal Letter
August 1, 2003 EPA acknowledgment of VA July 9, 2003 submittal Letter
August 1, 2003 EPA acknowledgment of MD July 15, 2003 submittal Letter
August 1, 2003 EPA acknowledgment of DE July 14, 2003 submittal Letter
August 1, 2003 EPA acknowledgment of DC July 15, 2003 submittal Letter
August 1, 2003 Letter from Penn Future to EPA Air Docket re: ozone implementation and ozone designation Letter
August 15, 2003 Submittal of Pennsylvania Ozone Area Recommendations to EPA Region III Letter
August 18, 2003 EPA Region III response to West Virginia Manufacturers Association's July 14, 2003 letter (2 enclosures) Letter
September 16, 2003 8-Hour Ozone Designations (from Lydia Wegman, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, to various EPA Regional personnel, forwarded by Judith Katz, EPA Region III) Email
September 18, 2003 Letter from West Virginia Chamber of Commerce to EPA Region III re: WV Ozone Designations Letter
October 9, 2003 Request from Maria Witmer-Rich, Acacia Environmental Group, LLC to Judith Katz, EPA Region III re: latest version of MIRA for 8-hour ozone Email
November 4, 2003 EPA Region III Response to October 9, 2003 request from Maria Witmer-Rich (CD enclosure) Letter
November 10, 2003 Pennsylvania Meeting Request Letter
November 18, 2003 Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Kent and Queen Anne's Counties Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region II Response to New York's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region II Response to New Jersey's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to West Virginia's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to Virginia's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to Pennsylvania's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to Delaware's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to District of Columbia's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 3, 2003 EPA Region III Response to Maryland's Ozone Area Recommendations Letter
December 9, 2003 Representative Wayne Gilchrist, Maryland, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Kent and Queen Anne's Counties Letter
December 9, 2003 EPA Region III supplement to December 3, 2003 letter to PA re: Atlantic and Cape May, NJ and Philadelphia Area Letter
December 9, 2003 EPA Region III supplement to December 3, 2003 letter to MD re: Atlantic and Cape May, NJ and Philadelphia Area Letter
December 9, 2003 EPA Region III supplement to December 3, 2003 letter to DE re: Atlantic and Cape May, NJ and Philadelphia Area Letter
December 9, 2003 EPA Region III Response to September 18, 2003 WV Chamber of Commerce letter Letter
December 12, 2003 Response from Richmond Regional Planning District Commission to EPA Region III's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals (enclosure) Letter
December 23, 2003 8-hour Ozone Designations Spreadsheet for 120 day letters (Compact Disk) CD
December 31, 2003 Connecticut Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals and request for a meeting re: Ocean County, NJ's placement Letter
January 7, 2004 Response from Angelia Yancey, Charles City County Administrator, to Judith Katz, EPA Region III re: EPA's December 3, 2003 proposal Letter
January 8, 2004 Letter from MD re: EPA's December 9, 2003 letter concerning the Philadelphia Area Letter
January 14, 2004 Senator Paul Sarbanes, Maryland, to Edward Krenik, EPA re: Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, MD Letter
January 21, 2004 Senator George Allen to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Charles City County, VA Letter
January 28, 2004 WV's Response to EPA's December 12, 2003 letter Letter
January 30, 2004 Clint R. Hogbin, Berkeley County (WV) Solid Waste Authority to Eastern Panhandle Air Quality Task Force Members Letter
January 30, 2004 Letter from New Jersey to EPA Region II re: Ocean County, NJ and Cecil, MD (enclosures) Letter
February 2, 2004 Delaware Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals Letter
February 5, 2004 Response from Joseph J. Vinsh, Jr., Crater Planning District Commission, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Petersburg and Prince George, VA (enclosure) Letter
February 5, 2004 Response from Charles Allen, Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Gloucester, VA Letter
February 5, 2004 Connecticut Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals Letter
February 5, 2004 Maryland Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals (enclosures) Letter
February 6, 2004 New York Response to EPA's Ozone Area Proposals (enclosures) Letter
February 6, 2004 Pennsylvania Response to EPA's December 3, 2002 Ozone Area Proposals and request for meeting on Ocean County, NJ's placement Letter
February 10, 2004 Virginia Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 Ozone Area Proposals (enclosures) Letter
February 11, 2004 Henry Atherton, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Fauquier, VA Letter
February 11, 2004 David Baron, Earthjustice, to Judith Katz, EPA Region III re: Baltimore-Washington Area Email
February 19, 2004 Marie Rust, U.S. Department of the Interior, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Shenandoah National Park (enclosure) Letter
February 19, 2004 Region III Analysis of Ocean County, NJ's Proper 8hr O3 NAA placement Slides
February 23, 2004 EPA Acknowledgment of Delaware's February 2, 2003 letter Letter
February 24, 2004 Senator H. Russell Potts, Jr. to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Fauquier, VA Letter
February 25, 2004 EPA Response to Senator Paul Sarbanes' January 14, 2004 letter re: Early Action Compacts and Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, MD Letter
February 27, 2004 Delaware response to EPA Region II pertaining to New Jersey's January 30, 2004 letter re: Ocean, NJ; Cecil, MD and Philadelphia Ozone Nonattainment area (enclosures) Letter
February 27, 2004 Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland, to Edward Krenik, EPA re: Queen Anne's County Letter
March 2, 2004 Maryland update on status of 8-hour ozone boundary recommendations and Attainment Plan Task Force meeting invitation Letter
March 5, 2004 Representative Jo Ann Davis, Virginia, to Donald Welsh, EPA Region III re: Gloucester County, VA Letter
March 5, 2004 Pennsylvania Request for meeting on boundaries for Philadelphia Ozone Nonattainment area (enclosure) Letter
March 8, 2004 American Lung Association of Virginia, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Coalition for Smarter Growth, National Parks Conservation Association, Piedmont Environmental Council, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Virginia Conservation Network Response to EPA's December 3, 2003 letter to Virginia Letter
March 11, 2004 Region III Analysis – Ocean County Back Trajectory Slides
March 15, 2004 EPA acknowledgment of Maryland's February 6, 2004 letter Letter
March 15, 2004 EPA Region III acknowledgment of Virginia's February 6, 2004 letter Letter
March 15, 2004 EPA acknowledgment of Pennsylvania's February 6, 2004 letter Letter
March 15, 2004 Robert Powelson, Chester County (PA) Chamber of Business and Industry Letter
March 30, 2004 EPA Region II's Response to Delaware's February 27, 2004 letter Letter
March 31, 2004 Representatives Jo Ann Davis, John Warner, George Allen, and R. Burnley to Don Welsh, EPA Region III re: Fauquier County, VA Letter
April 1, 2004 EPA Region III Response to Rep. Davis' March 5, 2004 letter Letter
April 2, 2004 EPA Region II acknowledgment of New Jersey's January 30, 2004 letter Letter
April 2, 2004 Michael McCarthy, Pennsylvania Business Roundtable to Mike Leavitt, EPA Administrator re: Ocean County, NJ and the Philadelphia Ozone Nonattainment area Letter
April 5, 2004 Senator Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania, to Edward Krenik, EPA re: Ocean County, NJ and the Philadelphia ozone nonattainment area Letter
April 7, 2004 EPA Region III Response to Benjamin Cassell re: Kent and Queen Anne's Counties, MD and Early Action Compacts Letter
April 15, 2004 Colored Map of Region III 8 hour Ozone Designation Areas and list of areas by state and county Map
April 15, 2004 Technical Support Document for the Region III 8-hour Ozone Designations 11-Factor Analysis (6 attachments) Memo
April 15, 2004 Technical Support Document for the Region III 8-hour Ozone Designations 11-Factor Analysis -- Errata Sheet Supplement to Memo
April 15, 2004 EPA Region III 8-hour Ozone Designations Docket; 1) MS Excel Spreadsheet - Data, 2) Technical Support Document with Attachments, 3) Ocean County EPA Region III Analyses (Compact Disk) CD
1997 Uncertainties in Estimating the Mixing Depth – Comparing Three Mixing-Depth Models with Profiler Measurements; Atmospheric Environment 31(18): 3023 - 3039 Publication
1997 Ozone Concentration Jump in the Stable Nocturnal Boundary Layer During a LLJ-Event; Atmospheric Environment 31(13): 1977 - 1989 Publication
December 1998 Guideline on Data Handling Conventions for the 8-hour Ozone NAAQS; EPA-454/R-98-017 Report
December 1999 Spatial and Temporal Variation in the Mixing Depth over the Northeastern United States during the Summer of 1995; J. App. Meteorology 38: 1661 - 2025 Publication
December 1999 The Role of Vertical Mixing in the Temporal Evolution of Ground-Level Ozone Concentrations; J. App. Meteorology 38: 1674 - 1691 Publication
Received June 29, 1999 Submittal of District of Columbia Ozone Area Recommendations to Region III Letter (Enclosures)
Received April 2, 2004 Resolution of Charles City (VA) Board of Supervisors Letter
Undated Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to EPA requesting alternatives to designations Letter (Enclosure)

 

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